The Academic Minute

The Academic Minute features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy. Hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College, The Academic Minute features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions. You'll enjoy topics ranging from updates on groundbreaking scientific research to an explanation of the accidental discovery of chocolate and an analysis of how social media is transforming the workplace. 



  • Monday, January 26, 2015 12:01am
    Bullying has never been limited to the schoolyard. Stacy Tye-Williams, professor of communication studies and English at Iowa State University, sheds some light on bullying as it occurs in the professional arena. Stacy Tye-Williams is an assistant professor of communication studies and English at Iowa State University. Her research focuses on workplace bullying, narratives, incivility, […]
  • Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:01am
    Monday, January 26 Stacy Tye-Williams of Iowa State University analyzes instances of workplace bullying. Tuesday, January 27 Lucy Thairu of Stanford University profiles infant mortality in Tanzania. Wednesday, January 28 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Brian Balin explores advances in research into Alzheimer’s disease. Thursday, January 29 Kit Wesler of Murray State University offers an […]
  • Friday, January 23, 2015 12:01am
    There’s a lot of stuff happening in the human gut! Dennis Wolan, an assistant professor in The Scripps Research Institute’s department of molecular and experimental medicine, is working with the microbiotic enzymes to better understand our bodies and hopefully treat disease. Dr. Dennis Wolan received his Ph.D. from The Scripps Research Institute in X-ray crystallography […]
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:01am
    Nuclear disasters, naturally, affect the life in the surrounding areas. Tim Mousseau, a biologist at the University of South Carolina, is studying both Chernobyl and Fukushima to see how far the radioactive damage may go. Timothy Mousseau is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina (USC). Former positions include Associate Vice […]
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:17am
    As always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our Knowledge. Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education. For this week‘s edition (#1270), Bob has selected […]